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Someone in Eight Mile is selling caskets for $1000 a piece. Sounds like a deal on your home for eternity!
Um, I thought it was supposed to be fall, y’all. It’s not. It’s hot. I guess Mother Nature didn’t get the memo. But considering what our friends in the Carolinas are dealing with, I will not complain about weather. I’ll just spread the good word and that word is gossip. And I’ve got some really weird stuff for you this week, so let’s get to it.
Underground real estate market?
You can get some really good deals on Facebook Marketplace. The Boozester has snagged some great deals on furniture and appliances and such over the years, and I’m always looking out for a good bargain. But while I think one Eight Mile man may be offering just that, I’m not sure this is the kind of product I want to buy off the back of a pickup truck.
It seems this man was peddling caskets off the back of his Chevy truck for $1,000. I will say they looked nice, and that is a good price for your eternal resting place, but he did not mention if they were new, used or gently used. Yikes!
And now this…
WKRG’s Mel Showers and Rose Ann Haven led off comedian John Oliver’s “And Now This” segment on his HBO show, “Last Week Tonight” on Sunday, Sept. 9. The segment often shows clips of local news reporters doing various things during their live shots (usually something silly), and Mobile news stations have made it several times before. This segment was dedicated to the coverage of various strange festivals held around the country. No surprise, the Flora-Bama’s Mullet Toss was what Mel and Rose Ann were talking about. Mel says something about throwing a dead fish across the state line. This sounds normal to us, but I am sure it sounds really weird to outsiders (because it is).
Girls, they wanna …
Last Thursday night, Ronald McDonald House held its annual Girls Just Want to Have Fun event at Government Plaza in Mobile. My spies said the turnout was great — probably due in part to the “McTinis” they were serving. There was live music and tons of vendors. The ladies were really having fun! My spies said one of the highlights of the night was getting ‘50s updos by the Hair Do! Salon stylists. I mean, beehives are fun! And, of course, all of this “fun” raised money for a very wonderful charity.
It gives you wiiings
Despite the fact that summer is “technically” over there were tons of boats out all over the place on Saturday. The Flora-Bama Yacht club had its beach and waterway in front “closed” for a wakeboarding contest sponsored by Red Bull. This led to an impromptu boat anchor party close to the Ono Island bridge where it was shallow. Everyone swam and hung out there while watching the wakeboarders do their thing, which my spies said was quite impressive.
Survey says …
Wind Creek Casino was packed on Sunday with people for “Family Feud” auditions. But despite the large crowds, my spies said it was well organized and all of the hopeful families were quickly sent to their assigned rooms. The family to beat was a group that included: a lady in a large crown with a sash; a lady with a parasol and Azalea Trail Maid hat; a guy in a red, shiny Mardi Gras costume; a girl dressed as Ginger from “Gilligan’s Island”; and a guy who looked like he had accidentally wandered into their group because he was dressed normally. It sounds like we may see this group again! You know how they love “colorful characters” on “the Feud” — and we’ve got plenty of them in these parts!
We are happy to announce there is a new addition to the Lagniappe family. Our cuisine editor Andy MacDonald and his better half, Katie, welcomed their son, Henry James, to the world on Sept. 17. We hear mom did great and all are well! Congrats to the MacDonalds!
Well kids, that’s all I got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or some plain ol’ bargain basement casket shoppin’, I will be there. Ciao!
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